Thursday, November 4, 2010

Jolly Holiday Gift Boxes

Okay: my technological disaster is mainly resolved. Long story short: don't believe anyone when they say "oh upgrading from Vista to 7 is a piece of cake" and never ever do it the night before a blog hop you are participating in, no matter how much of a dog the old operating system is and how much better your life is going to be with the new one!! LOL

Enough of that: I just have to take new photos of my blog hop projects from last week: they will be up tonight. Thanks for your patience.

In the meantime here are the projects from last night's second treat boxes class. We made a box with the scallop envelope die and a matching gift card. You could make a little set of these cards to go in the box as a little pre-Christmas appreciation gift. Its the kind gift that is truely appreciated when you don't have to rush out to the shops on Christmas eve because you have run out of gift tags!

I used the Gifted Stamp set for the stocking images. There are 4 other stamps in the set, all perfect for quick tags or more advanced techniques. The snowflake is from my old favourite,  Season of Joy. Of course glitter was essential here, but it doesn't show too well in the photo.

Next up a mini pizza box. This is just the right size to hold a block of memo paper, a jumbo cookie, some fudge, or even calorie free stamping supplies!

Third project: A bagalope made using a Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla envelope: perfect surface for stamping on and fits my colour scheme of Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler taken from the Jolly Holiday Designer paper pack. Choosing one colour theme make it easy and economical to make a batch of gift packages that look stunning. Armed with a Stampin' Around So Swirly wheel and ink cartridge these a so quick to turn out... finish with a Designer paper topper and Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon. I have now added a brief tutorial for the bagalope here

I used the Gifted Stamp set here too: remember this stamp set is part of the "Dress Up Christmas" Promotion. Buy the stamp set and Jolly Holiday designer paper together and you will receive a free roll of exclusive ribbon... Not only that but you will have all your small gift packaging sorted! I will be placing an order this weekend, so contact me now if there is anything you would like me to include for you.

Last project was a small bag in a box.This makes a study package with its box base, and can be finished off in a number of ways. I kept it simple with the Extra Large Oval punch and some of the promotional Mistletoe ribbon. You can also make a larger version with a full sheet of 12 x 12 designer paper.

If you would like to learn how to make any of these projects, why not get a few friends together and I can run a workshop for you... my home or yours. It feels great to have unique boxes and bags ready for filling with treats: easy gifts in the busy end-of-year season.  Just email me to arrange a time to suit.

1 comment:

Debbie Lamb said...

What a gorgeous selection you've created.